Jayne Augoye

ayne Augoye, an assistant editor, covers the entertainment and lifestyle beat for Premium Times. She has a master's degree in Media and Communication from the Pan Atlantic University. She can be reached through @jaynejones (Twitter)

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I was bus conductor for almost a decade – Small Doctor

Nigerian singer, Small Doctor, who is best known for his hit song ‘Penalty’, has revealed that he was a bus conductor for almost a decade. The 21-year-old singer, whose real name is Temitope Adekunle, opened up on his humble beginnings on Rubbin Minds, a Channels TV programme on Sunday.‎ “I…

Jide Kosoko, Uche Jombo, Cossy Orjiakor, others at Kondo Game premiere

Jide Kosoko, Uche Jombo, Cossy Orjiakor, others attend Kondo Game premiere

The much talked about Nollywood comedy, Kondo Game, premiered at an elaborate event held at Troy Lagos on Sunday. The lead stars in the movie, Jide Kosoko, Cossy Orjiakor, Uche Jombo and many others added colour to the event. Other actors who graced the event include Ufuoma McDermott, Funnybone, and…

Artists at work during the 2017 edition of ART X Lagos

ART X calls for entries from emerging Nigerian artists

Organisers of ART X Lagos, a West African international art fair, have begun accepting submissions from emerging Nigerian artists living in Nigeria. The organisers say only artists who have practiced for at least five years are eligible to apply on its website. Entries are open until June 15 while the…

ex-beauty queen wife, Precious Chukwuendu. [Photo credit: Official Instagram pag of FFK]

Fani-Kayode, wife set to welcome triplets

A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has taken to Instagram to share photographs from his wife’s maternity photo shoot. The former minister and his ex-beauty queen wife, Precious Chikwendu, are expecting triplets. FFK shared the maternity photos on Sunday. The controversial ex-minister had announced on Instagram in January that…

“The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives” to hit London Theatre

Lola Shoneyin’s bestselling novel, The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi’s Wives, will be taking over London theatre from June 7 to July 21. This new re-adaptation by award-winning playwright, Rotimi Babatunde of Bombay Republic, will be set at the Arcola Theatre, London, according to the arcorla theatre Instagram page, Rotimi’s…

Linda Ikeji with a baby bumb.

Linda Ikeji pregnant, Tonto Dikeh turns preacher, other top entertainment stories from last week

Popular blogger, Linda Ikeji, reveals the sex of her baby Social media is still buzzing with the news of popular blogger, Linda Ikeji’s pregnancy. Linda broke the news when she debuted a baby bump on Instagram on Sunday. She has also gone on to disclose that she is expecting a…

Odunlade Adekola

I didn’t buy my UNILAG certificate – Odunlade Adekola

It is no longer news that Yoruba movie star, Odunlade Adekola, graduated from the University of Lagos with a degree in Business Administration on May 9. The actor is taking an exception to rumours that he was an absentee student and allegedly bought his newly acquired certificate. He addressed the…

Aisha Abimbola burial

PHOTOS: Tears as actress Aisha Abimbola is buried in Canada

Yoruba movie star, Aisha Abimbola, popularly known as Omoge Campus, was buried in Canada on Thursday. Her colleague, Lola Alao, shared photos from the burial ceremony on her Instagram page on Saturday. Abimbola was buried according to Islamic rites at 2.30pm Canadian time, which is 8.30pm Nigerian time. The actress…

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state

Federal govt counters Lagos, says it’s legal to marry in Ikoyi registry

The Federal Government has faulted claims by the Lagos State Government that a Federal High Court has shut down the Ikoyi Marriage Registry, insisting that the report is false. The Ministry of Interior said that the court presided over by Justice Chuka Obiozor simply upheld the judgement of a Federal…

One of the dance groups

HiLife Fest: Seven dance groups, 14 singers qualify for quarter final

Seven dance groups and 14 singers will slug it out at the quarter finals of the ongoing Igbo highlife talent hunt, HiLife Fest. The event is an annual musical talent hunt focused on discovering and giving talented Highlife musicians and dancers a platform to showcase their talents. The quarterfinal of…

Ikoyi registry

High Court bars Ikoyi Registry from conducting marriages

A Lagos high court has ruled that marriages conducted by the Federal Registry, Ikoyi, Lagos are not legally binding. Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor issued an order restraining the registry from conducting marriages, Vanguard reported Friday. He said it was unconstitutional for the federal government to perform the duties of state…

Farida Ado

Nigerian author makes TIMES’ “Next Generation Leaders” list

A Nigerian author, Farida Ado, has made the Time Magazine 2018 Next Generation Leaders list released on Thursday. She was featured alongside 11 people from around the world, including pop stars The Weeknd, Ariana Grande and Ghanaian supermodel, Adwoa Aboah. TIME Magazine described Farida as “Kano’s Jane Austen.” The 32-year-old…

Yoruba movie star, Aisha Abimbola aka Omoge Campus

Actress Aisha Abimbola ‘Omoge Campus’ buried in Canada

Yoruba movie star, Aisha Abimbola aka Omoge Campus, is scheduled to be buried in Canada today (Thursday). Actor, Saidi Balogun, who is president of The Golden Movie Ambassadors of Nigeria revealed this on his Instagram page on Thursday. He said Omoge Campus, who was the vice president of the organisation…

Cast

MTV Shuga Naija Season 6 screens in Lagos

The latest season of the popular TV drama series, MTV Shuga, was privately screened at the IMAX Cinemas, Lekki, Lagos, on Thursday. Set in Nigeria, the new season focuses primarily on family planning, contraception, HIV prevention and sexual health education. The producers revealed that the hard-hitting story lines also explore…

Bakre Fadil, Ajah Henry and Bona Solomon presented with cash prize for emerging winners of NSSP 2017 (Kolade Olanrewaju)

10 shortlisted for Nigerian Students Poetry Prize

Poets in Nigeria have announced the shortlist of 10 poems for the 2018 edition of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize. Entries were opened for submissions on January 15. The shortlisted poems are: Words My Mother Told Me by Oyekunle Peter (Federal University of Technology, Akure), Red by Deborah Selemon (University of Ibadan, Ibadan)…

Abisola Abimbola aka Omoge Campus

Yoruba actress Aisha Abimbola, Omoge Campus star, is dead

Popular Yoruba movie star, Aisha Abimbola, popularly known as Omoge Campus, has died. She reportedly died in a Canadian hospital on Wednesday. The cause of death was still speculative as at press time. Her colleague, Bisola Badmus, broke the news of her death on her Instagram page. Other colleagues of the deceased like…

Zainab Balogun and Dikko Nwachukwu

Actress Zainab Balogun weds airline boss

Nollywood actress, Zainab Balogun, pulled a surprise on her fans when she wedded the CEO of JetWest airline, Dikko Nwachukwu, in a traditional ceremony on Sunday. The couple have been in a private relationship for some time and decided to make it official with friends and family as witnesses. The…

L-R MC Galaxy, Miracle and E-Money

#BBNaija: Don’t let N25 million change you, MC Galaxy tells Miracle

The Sekem crooner, Innocent Udofot aka MC Galaxy, on Monday criticised Big Brother Naija winner, Miracle Igbokwe, for not appreciating those who ‘supported’ his win. According to the singer, the owner of Five Star Music, E-money, sent N1 million to Miracle’s family to help him secure votes. MC Galaxy said…

Eldee Da Don

Yahoo: I feel bad promoting materialism in my songs – eLDee

Top Nigerian singer, Lanre Dabiri, better known by his stage name 'eLDee tha Don', has said that he feels bad for promoting materialism in his songs. The musician took to his Twitter page on Monday to speak about the cultural impact of his hit single, ''Big Boy,'' amidst the rise…

Mercy Johnson

INTERVIEW: I’m crazy about my husband and won’t let him go — Mercy Johnson

With numerous divorce tales currently rocking Nollywood, star actress, Mercy Johnson, has been lucky. Since she tied the knots with Odianosen Okojie in 2011, her union has not come under public scrutiny. Early this year, reports made the rounds that their marriage was troubled after Mercy deleted all her pictures,…

Temi Aboderin Alao is a fashion designer and the CEO of the Golden Curvy Agency.

Why I’m making a case for plus-size women — Nigerian designer

Temi Aboderin Alao is a fashion designer and the CEO of the Golden Curvy Agency. Having struggled to find fitting and appealing outfits as a teenager, she was determined to fill the void. She launched JP Couture in 2012, offering styling service, image consulting, and training of plus-size models. In…

Yellow Banton

Nigerian reggae star undergoing surgery cries for help

A Nigerian reggae star, Uti Kennedy Nduka, popularly known as Yellow Banton, is currently stranded at Gbagada General hospital, Lagos, after undergoing skin cancer surgery. He underwent a blood transfusion last weekend, but there are indications the ailing reggae star may not be discharged if his medical bills are not…

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh.

Again, Tonto Dikeh, husband fight dirty on Instagram

Nollywood star, Tonto Dikeh, and her estranged husband, Olakunle Churchill are engaged in conflict again. This time, their rift got messier on Friday as they spent the day calling each unprintable names on Instagram. Trouble began after a vendor called out Mr Churchill on Thursday for allegedly owing it and…

Funny Odega and Francis Otega in Kondo Game

Hilarious movie, Kondo Game, set for cinema release

Kondo Game, a hilarious Nollywood movie, featuring Nollywood stars like Jide Kosoko, Mercy Johnson, Uche Jombo, Francis Odega, Mercy Aigbe, Cossy Ojiakor and Funny Bone, will hit the cinema on May 25. The producer, Maryam Harris, said the comic adventure movie depicts life in the police barracks and follows the…

Dayo Adeneye aka D1

How Raypower owed us for 7 months before Ben Bruce made us hit gold — Dayo Adeneye aka D1

Media personality turned politician, Dayo Adeneye, popularly known as D1, shared his grace-to-grace tale at an event held in Lagos. The video of the event was sent to PREMIUM TIMES by the organisers last week, but the event held last year November. At the gathering, the Ogun State Commissioner for…